Public sector feedback on the consultations

Blog from Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

The clock is ticking, but dialogue continues

Seven weeks in to the EPR and DRS consultations and there remains a great deal of uncertainty and concern about many of the proposals being put forward. Add to this the short overlap period in which to consider the consistent collections proposals (in England only) and you can see why interest in the plethora of online discussions, working groups and webinars remains so high. It seems that everyone is looking for insight, hoping for a little direction or a sign of where to focus their remaining time and effort before the submissions on 04 June 2021. This is why SUEZ recycling and recovery UK have been running a series of deep-dive workshops for our customers on key topics like consumer engagement, payment mechanisms, and data and evidence to help build a common understanding of the key proposals and implications for our customers and ourselves. Alongside this, a series of open webinars with trusted experts from a large array of trade bodies, industry representatives and local authority associations help to build a picture of what good looks like, where there are inconsistencies in the proposals, and to help our peers to build their own judgements ahead of any formal submissions.